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Sites about The Thousand and One Nights

by Anonymous (International: Pre-1500)

A collection of stories, which may have originated as early as the 800s. The frame story involves Scheherazade preserving her life by telling fascinating tales to a bitter king.

Characters: Scheherazade

Critical sites about The Thousand and One Nights

Sheherazade
http://www.wic.org/artwork/shehera.htm
A brief plot summary of The Thousand and One Nights, and a discussion of Sheherazade as heroine. Also includes a beautiful image.
Contains: Character Analysis, Plot Summary
From: Women's International Center http://www.wic.org/
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Other (non-critical) sites about The Thousand and One Nights

The Age of the Galland Manuscript of the Nights: Numismatic Evidence for Dating a Manuscript?
www.uib.no/jais/v001/grotz01.pdf
"The importance of the age of the Galland manuscript of the Nights derives from its being the oldest manuscript extant of this text. There is no date of transcription in the manuscript. In an earlier study, the present writer postulated 1426 as a date post quem because of the mention of the coin ashraf3 (first issued by al-Ashraf BarsbĘay in 1426). This date post quem has been rejected by Muhsin Mahdi, the editor of the manuscript, in a recent publication in which he attempted to identify the ashraf3 mentioned in the text with the gold coin issued by al-Ashraf Khal3l (1290–93). This article shows that his identification is untenable, and that the Galland manuscript, in all likelihood, was not copied earlier than 1450." A scholarly article.
Contains: Historical Context
Author: Heinz Grotzfeld
From: Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies http://www.uib.no/jais/jais.htm
Author: Heinz Grotzfeld
From: Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies http://www.uib.no/jais/jais.htm
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The Arabian Nights: Annotated Index
http://mfx.dasburo.com/an/a_index_commented.html
An annotated index to many of the stories in the Sir Richard Burton translation of this work. Also includes a brief introduction to the work itself.
Contains: Plot Summary
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The Jews and "The Arabian Nights"
http://www.israel-mfa.gov.il/mfa/go.asp?MFAH01xt0
A scholarly essay which addresses the assertion, "The Jews do not like the Arabian Nights."
Contains: Historical Context, Content Analysis
Author: Victor Bochman
From: The Israel Review of Arts and Letters 1996/103
Author: Victor Bochman
From: The Israel Review of Arts and Letters 1996/103
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A Partial Nights Chronology
http://www.reocities.com/SoHo/Square/6653/arab2.html
A chronology of some relevant dates for study of The Thousand and One Nights.
Contains: Historical Context,
Author: Bertram McGrath
Author: Bertram McGrath
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